Katy, Texas, outside linebacker Paul Thornton is one of Texas’ top 100 prospects, and he has the scholarship offers to prove it. But at this point, with practices just starting on Monday, he’s focused on quite a few things.
Thorton said he’s seriously focused on helping Katy get back to the state championship game.
“We’re going to make it back,” Thornton, who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, said. “We’ll be pretty strong, and we bring back a lot of key players. We plan on sticking around and being part of the title hunt.”
Thornton, ranked as the No. 79 player in Texas by Rivals.com, already had scholarship offers from Houston, Kansas, Missouri and Northwestern. He recently added an offer from Duke.
“I’m still kind of learning about each school,” he said. “I went up to visit TCU not too long ago. I drove around and looked at their campus. It was really nice around there. I liked the view on the hill. It’s like its own little town. I haven’t gotten an offer from TCU, but I know they’re going to recruit me.”
Thornton would still like to get an offer from Texas A&M, but if he does not at this point he does have plenty of other solid options to look at. Thornton was named most valuable player of the 2003 Class 5A state title game. He racked up 116 tackles and eight sacks as a junior.